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Continuing their work on the fiscal 2016-17 budget, the Wilkes County commissioners on Tuesday night agreed to increase county employee pay by 2 percent in the first half of the year and by another 1 percent the second half if projected savings actually occur.
(Editor’s note, Seventh in a series on the history of Ronda.)
The town of Ronda is in “sound financial shape,” said Ron Niland, consultant, on Tuesday night following the presentation of the 2016-17 budget.
The 2016-17 projected budget for Ronda was presented to commissioners during a work session on Thursday night.
The completion of lines for Southern Railway in 1890 made Ronda a thriving place.
(Editor’s note: Fifth in a series on the history of Ronda.)
A brick chimney, barely visible through the trees, is all that remains of Green Hill, a house that was “reminiscent of the gracious living in Ronda more than 100 years ago,” wrote J. Jay Anderson in “Wilkes County Sketches.”
(Editor’s note: Third in a series on the history of Ronda.)
In social media, face to face conversations and even from some pulpits, many current and former Wilkes County residents cried foul over the way Wilkes was depicted last week in a New York Times report on the decline of economic conditions here.
Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but the end of the school year marks the start of this season in the sun for many folks.
Though summer doesn’t officially begin for a few more weeks, Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the summer season.
Can a Louisiana food writer tell us something about North Carolina barbecue that we did not already know?
We wish to say thank you to the following for their support, access and commitment to the film, “8th Round Pick.”
While I am not personally involved in the artwork for the Yadkin Valley Marketplace mural in downtown North Wilkesboro, I think the Giant Lumber Co. flume would be a great background for whatever artwork the committee decides to use.